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1953 Topps "Fighting Marines" Original Card Artwork #95
Starting Bid - $400.00, Sold For - $1,276.00
Original 1953 Topps "Fighting Marines" card artwork (3 x 4.25 inches). This watercolor was used to produce card #95, entitled The Spanish American War, from this extremely popular early 1950s set. This card features the uniforms worn by the U. S. Marines during the Spanish-American War in 1898. The "Fighting Marines" depicts famous events in Marine Corps history and Corps' uniforms dating back to the American Revolution. The artwork is extremely detailed, bright, crisp, and clean, with brilliant colors. Near Mint condition with a very light glue stain along the bottom from the original card title mechanical paste up. Original artworks from this set are extremely rare. Accompanied by an example of the issued card. Reserve $200. Estimate $400/$600. SOLD FOR $1,276.00
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